A Grade-Level Team Meeting is a procedure for principals to use as they lead grade-level teachers in analyzing and acting upon student data. This meeting should take place once a month with the principal acting as the facilitator and the school reading coach acting as the notetaker. This form faciliates that meeting.
Setting goals that connect to the classroom and focus on student learning helps educators see, learn from, and communicate their results. In this abstract from Education Leadership, author Jan O'Neill discusses SMART Goals; setting specific goals that are strategic, measurable, attainable, results-oriented, and timebound.
Schools across the nation, faced with the challenge of helping all students achieve
high standards for learning, need clear guidance on how to engage in lasting,
effective improvement efforts. But after more than 30 years of education research and
countless improvement efforts, no clear consensus exists for how to get the job done.
This step-by-step guide was created by the New York City Charter School Center to aid in the creation of tests. This guide will help teachers test for the standards that are to be measured and encourages collaboration amongst peers.
Businesses have long used SMART goals—goals that are Strategic and Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Results-based, and Timebound as a way to cut through the morass of conﬂicting priorities and focus their energies on goals that would make a difference to their work. Although SMART goals did not seep into the education lexicon until the 1990s, the power that they bring to school improvement work is the same. SMART goals can focus a school’s or district’s work and determine whether the work is making a difference. This report suggests ways to make SMART goals work for educators.
This presentation is part of the New School Development Program commissioned by the New York City Charter School Center. Created by charter school expert Cynthia Millinger, Utilizing Benchmark Guiding Assessments is a guide for new charter schools who need to develop an academic program that adheres to New York state testing standards.
The New York City Charter School Center has created this 3 part series on developing a Board of Trustees for new charter schools. This presentation shows how a school can develop academic and financial dashboards to help inform timely decision-making for school leaders and board members.
An argument can be made that educational leaders have always had “data” of some kind available to them when making decisions intended to improve teaching and learning. Effective leaders gathered whatever information they could readily access, and then drawing on accumulated experience, intuition, and political acumen, they chose the wisest course of action to pursue.
This document accompanies the presentaion Basic Data & Assessment.
A dashboard is an essential tool for charter school leaders and the board. This presentation will help you build a dashboard for your charter school.